Part 2: David Bohm and Philosophy
with Basil Hiley, Marja-Liisa Kakkuri-Knuuttila, Petteri Limnell, Paavo Pylkkänen, William Seager and Marij van Strien
Curated by Paavo Pylkkänen
Pari Center Online Series
August 6 – 7, 20 – 21, 27 – 28, 2022
9:00 PDT | 12:00 EDT | 17:00 BST | 18:00 CEST
6 Two-hour sessions, Saturdays and Sundays
All sessions are live and you will be sent the RECORDING.
David Bohm was concerned with providing a description of reality – at the quantum level, and more generally, a unified description of matter, life, and consciousness, all adding up to a general concept of reality or a metaphysical theory. This concern with reality did not mean that he ignored the role of the mind (language, perception, etc.) in his attempts to describe reality. In other words, he did not ignore epistemological issues or questions that concern the nature of our knowledge and the problems of justifying it. On the contrary, his broad philosophical work includes extensive studies of various epistemic issues: physics and perception, the notions of truth and understanding, a view of science as “perception-communication”, experimentation with the structure of language, study of knowledge understood as process, and discussions of topics such as communication, creativity, art, religion and so on. This series discusses various aspects of Bohm’s philosophical thought.